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Hearing set Oct. 22 in Eagle River on proposed rules from deer report
Proposed rules relating to the Deer Trustee Report will be addressed at 35 upcoming public hearings.  —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The state Natural Resources Board has scheduled public hearings to be held by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife experts on proposed rules relating to implementation of the Deer Trustee Report.

From Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, the DNR will host public hearings on the proposed Deer Trustee Report rules at 35 locations statewide.

In this area, the hearings will be held in Eagle River

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:24 PM
Rifles OK’d for hunting statewide

Three years after the idea was first proposed in a citizen resolution during voting at Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring meetings, rifles will be allowed statewide for firearm deer hunting as of Nov. 1, unless a local municipality has enacted a more restrictive ordinance.

“Hunters are strongly urged to check with local officials to see if rifles will be allowed for the November nine-day gun-deer hunt,” Scott Gunderson, assistant deputy secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said of the law change which will not be in effect when the youth

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:23 PM
DNR sets public hearing to discuss walleye initiative

Public meetings are set for mid-October in Rhinelander, Hayward and Ocono­mo­woc to discuss Wisconsin’s walleye fisheries and get people’s opinions on what considerations the state should use in coming years to decide how to allocate the increased number of large walleyes for stocking made possible under the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.

“There are a lot of lakes that can really benefit from the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative,” said Steve Avelallemant, longtime lead fish supervisor in northern Wisconsin for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “We want to know what considerations we should use to decide where to stock these larger walleye.”

The public meetings are among the initial efforts by DNR’s fisheries management program

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:23 PM
Whitetails Unlimited sets banquet Nov. 16

Whitetails Unlimited (WU) will sponsor a banquet Saturday, Nov. 16, at Gateway Lodge, located at 4103 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

The event will feature a buffet dinner, auction and a wide array of prizes including firearms, outfitter packages, hunting- and outdoor-related equipment, artwork and collectibles available only at WU events.

Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward local projects that uphold WU’s mission.

A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:22 PM
Vojta harvests possible state record black bear
John Vojta of St. Germain harvested this black bear Sept. 13. The skull had a green score measurement of 24.
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

John Vojta of St. Germain harvested a 586-pound black bear Friday, Sept. 13, while hunting over bait on private land about five miles west of Port Wing in Bayfield County.

A taxidermist measured the skull and determined its green score at 24 inches. While there will be some shrinkage, the skull measurement could put the bear in the state record book.

The current record is 235?16 for a bear skull

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:13 PM